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St. Philip Howard—A Fourfold Meditation: On the Four Last Things

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Oct 20, 2023 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“Thou findest here what thou wilt wish at last,
And that account which none can ever shun;
Then frame thy life before thy time be past,
As thou wilt wish that thou in time hadst done:
Lest thou in vain doth wail thy wretched state,
When time is past and wailing comes too late.”

A poem by Philip Howard, 13th Earl of Arundel (1557-1595), an English nobleman, translator, and one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.


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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for, the “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. Based in New York City, he holds both a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Peter176 - Oct. 25, 2023 4:44 PM ET USA

    James, I am a loyal listener to your podcast. I have just listened to this episode and was so moved by it that I needed to say a big "Thank you". It was a great choice of material and you read it so beautifully; I felt you brought out the height, breadth and depth of what St Philip Howard had written. You always read so well, but this was, I think, you best so far. Thank you